Friday, March 6, 2015

Tell me another story

I was reading a Neil Gaiman introduction to a book and there he identifies the fundamental element of a great story as just 4 words.

As he says, A story should make the person go...and then what happened?

That phrase got me hooked for a while.

I remember telling stories to the little one, when they were quite little and you could see their eyes - they would be totally engrossed in that story, however simple and they would wait with bated breath, patiently, absorbed, hanging onto every word, savoring every twist and turn and then finally either sleeping satisfied that the story had a happy ending or with surprise or laughter.

But mostly it ended with - Tell me another story.

Ah, isn't that that two things we all want from a learning experience!

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